Istanbul, Turkey – 26 September 2017
An invitation from H.E. Amb. Elshad Iskandarov, ICYF-DC President to the Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation (ISSF) to participate in the High-Level International Conference on “State of Muslim Youth” held on Tuesday 26 September 2017 in Istanbul, Turkey.
The General Director of ISSF Mr. Khalid bin Al-Shaykh participated in the Conference to discuss the Role of OIC Institutions Active in the Field of Youth in Improving the State of Youth in the OIC Member States.
In the Institutional Thematic Panel, Mr. Khalid bin Al-Shaykh thanked all the participants and presented the ISSF Vision and objectives to improve the state of youth in the OIC Member States and emphasized the importance and development of the roles of youth. He also presented the strategy prepared by the ISSF for the development of sports in the OIC Member States during the period from 2017 to 2025 and demonstrated the importance of cooperation with the OIC institutions and organizations in service of youth and sports in the Islamic World.
The Panel’s discussions were centred in finding ways and means for OIC Institutions Active in the Field of Youth to address the key challenges on the state of Muslim youth and working towards developing joint-institutional road-map, according to the ICYF-DC Report on State of Youth in the OlC Member States, while enhancing the required coordination among the OlC Institutions in the solution-finding process for the problems faced by Muslim youth.
The Conference was attended by H.E. Amb. Musa Kulaklikaya Director General of SESRIC; H.E. Mr. Osman Askin Bak Minister of Youth and Sports of the Republic of Turkey; H.F. Mr. Azad Rahimov. Minister of Youth and Sport of the Republic of Azerbaijan; H.E. Salah Bin Ghanem Al Ali Minister of Culture and Sports of the State of Qatar; H.E. Gen. Jibril Rajoub Chairperson of the Higher Council for Youth & Sport. State of Palestine; Dr. Zaher Rebai Director of Capacity Development of IDB; Mr. Mohammed Rherras Representative of Ministry of Youth and Sports of the Kingdom of Morocco; Dr. Neslihan Chevik Senior Researcher of SESRIC; Mr. Abdula Manafi Mutualo Director General for Youth Policy Education and Training of ICYF-DC.